The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which Gordon sends news home regarding army life and day to day events in Georgetown. Includes description of disciplinary action; morale within the ranks; morale of the townspeople; past and upcoming social events.
Georgetown Ont
Apr. 22/15

Dear Mother, -

I got back safely with my man on the six train. We went & saw a good show at Lowe's in the afternoon. McCraney is in trouble here again. He got fined a days pay & got four days defaulters for his Oakville pranks and refused to take his punishment. He immediately got in the "klink" & is going to be court-martialed soon in Toronto. I went on guard yesterday at noon & came off at six to-night, thats 6 hrs more than I should do. There is another fellow in 7 days for talking back in the ranks. Most of the fellows are beginning to get sore at the Lieutenant for the way he is treating them. The Town people are getting sore too, as he had a habit of swearing at the men, until he was told to stop it. He makes me feel like kicking him in the kneck sometimes and then again I like him fine. I guess we'll be all right though as soon as we get to camp. I am writing this page this morning as I couldn't finish last night. We went to a party last night at Mrs. Brooke's and had a peach of a time. We played cards & sang & so on. This morning I was sent down to help clean up & carry chairs and I had more eats, and didnt do much, so I came away early to write this letter.

Brock got on Defaulters for dirty buttons & has to parade every night for a few nights in full pack at 6 o'clock. We had our first trench building & its quite a job you couldn't tell it was there we built it so well. We have barb wire entanglements & all the rest of it. We are going to use it in a sham battle some day soon.

Say Ma come on up some day & bring Bill. Next Thursday would be a good day as its Ladies day & so on. If you come I'll pay your fare.

We are having swell weather here now & the leaves are coming out and it wont be long now till we leave for Niagra.

Well I guess I'll close for this time with love to all.

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